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Help finding a decent cheap laptop that can run Unreal engine?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am a game design student and I'm interested in the idea of getting a cheap laptop that I can still work on for whenever I can't get to my pc. Can anyone help?

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
26 minutes ago, Martijn Klerks said:

this is a difficult to answer. what is your budget, are you fine with second hand?

Yeah I'm fine with second hand but I'm UK so let's say around $500-$600 

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19 minutes ago, Oni-Chan said:

Yeah I'm fine with second hand but I'm UK so let's say around $500-$600 

With that budget, you can't get much better than a Ryzen 3 2200U or Ryzen 5 2500U at a stretch. Nothing Intel/Nvidia anyway. 

 

2nd hand, you could probably get something Haswell or Skylake based, with a Geforce 700-900 series card.


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Budget in pounds? Any preference on weight, display size and battery life?


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4 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Budget in pounds? Any preference on weight, display size and battery life?

About £500 I'm not really bothered about the weight or size and as long as the battery isn't like an open tap it should be ok.

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5 hours ago, NelizMastr said:

With that budget, you can't get much better than a Ryzen 3 2200U or Ryzen 5 2500U at a stretch. Nothing Intel/Nvidia anyway. 

 

2nd hand, you could probably get something Haswell or Skylake based, with a Geforce 700-900 series card.

I'm honestly fine for anything. I'm not all that bothered about it not running it at full speed. It's more of it it freezes and crashes.

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28 minutes ago, Oni-Chan said:

About £500 I'm not really bothered about the weight or size and as long as the battery isn't like an open tap it should be ok.

Try something with Ryzen 2500U/2700U or Intel 8250U/8550U. However not all models are good.

 

If you don't mind used laptops, a business laptop with quad core CPU, a new battery and SSD (extra RAM if needed) is also a good choice


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Try something with Ryzen 2500U/2700U or Intel 8250U/8550U. However not all models are good.

 

If you don't mind used laptops, a business laptop with quad core CPU, a new battery and SSD (extra RAM if needed) is also a good choice

Ah ok thanks il look into that. 

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